Did history’s `Harlot Queen’ get a bad rap?

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c. 2007 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Few historical characters rival Jezebel for negative stereotypes. Today, “she’s a household word for badness,” says one scholar. Culturally, she’s portrayed as a brash, sexually provocative woman wearing too much make-up, says another. So in her new book, author Lesley Hazleton strives to set aside stereotypes and cultural images […]

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